Men's Golf

SMU Tied For Sixth After Second Round At NCAA Championships

Go smu! Harry Higgs
Go smu!
Harry Higgs
Go smu!

May 25, 2014

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (SMU) - The SMU Mustangs were as high as fourth and no lower than eighth during the second round at the NCAA Championships, and settled in in sixth place, tied with No. 14 Oklahoma, on Sunday afternoon at the Prairie Dunes Country Club. Sophomore Bryson Dechambeau finished at one-under par for the second straight day, and Harry Higgs carded an even-par 70 to keep SMU in good position.

SMU finished round two four strokes ahead of South Carolina in ninth and three strokes in front of UCLA in eighth. The top eight teams after three rounds of stroke play will advance to the match play playoff, which will begin Tuesday. 

SMU began the morning on hole 10. Dechambeau was one-over through 15 holes on Sunday, but an eagle on the par-5 seventh hole moved him back to the red and gave SMU two more strokes ahead of eighth place. Higgs carded two birdies on the back nine, including one on the same seventh hole, to improve upon his first round score by five shots. Sophomore Austin Smotherman finished at one-over par at three-under, keeping himself in contention for the individual title in the top 10.

The typical high winds at Prairie Dunes came back strong on Sunday, forcing many teams to shoot high scores. SMU head coach Josh Gregory was proud of how his team battled in the second round.

"We definitely had the tough end of the draw with the wind, so I'm very proud of the guys," Gregory said. We finished very solid at three under over the last three holes. We had the low score for two days of the 15 teams in our side of the draw so that is a great accomplishment."


 

 

The Mustangs will tee off for round three tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. CT grouped with No. 4 Georgia Tech and No. 16 LSU. 

"We are in a great position and we can't wait for the opportunity tomorrow to compete," Gregory said. "We will have fun, and if we manage our emotions well, we will play great."

No. 3 Stanford leads the tournament at 12-under par, followed by defending-champion No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Oklahoma State, No. 16 LSU, No. 4 Georgia Tech, SMU and No. 14 Oklahoma, while No. 21 UCLA is in eighth. No. 24 South Carolina and No. 9 Illinois round out the top 10.

Teams in positions 1-15 will play their third round tomorrow, while squads in places 16-30 will start Sunday afternoon. If weather forces any team ranked 16-30 to not be able to finish before the scheduled tee times for teams 1-15 tomorrow, those teams' scores will become null and void, leaving just the top 15 teams to play for the final eight positions.

Course:Prairie Dunes Country Club: 2014 DI Men's     Par 70 - 6941 yards
current 
position
team scoring rounds total 
score
to par thru today 1 2 3
1
3 Stanford
-12 0 - 0   E 281 267 - 548
2
1 Alabama
-8 0 - 0   E 274 278 - 552
3
2 Oklahoma State
-4 0 - 0   E 277 279 - 556
4
16 LSU
-3 0 - 0   E 279 278 - 557
5
4 Georgia Tech
-1 0 - 0   E 277 282 - 559
T6
28 SMU
E 0 - 0   E 275 285 - 560
T6
14 Oklahoma
E 0 - 0   E 273 287 - 560
8
21 UCLA
+3 0 - 0   E 279 284 - 563
9
24 South Carolina
+4 0 - 0   E 272 292 - 564
10
9 Illinois
+5 0 - 0   E 285 280 - 565
T11
23 Auburn
+6 0 - 0   E 274 292 - 566
T11
15 Vanderbilt
+6 0 - 0   E 281 285 - 566
T11
8 Washington
+6 0 - 0   E 279 287 - 566
T14
17 Texas
+7 0 - 0   E 289 278 - 567
T14
13 UAB
+7 0 - 0   E 282 285 - 567
16
5 California
+8 0 - 0   E 279 289 - 568
17
11 Houston
+9 0 - 0   E 284 285 - 569
18
39 Missouri
+12 0 - 0   E 283 289 - 572
19
6 Georgia
+13 0 - 0   E 286 287 - 573
20
29 Kentucky
+14 0 - 0   E 288 286 - 574
T21
42 Purdue
+15 0 - 0   E 286 289 - 575
T21
44 Georgia State
+15 0 - 0   E 285 290 - 575
23
47 Iowa State
+17 0 - 0   E 278 299 - 577
24
12 Arkansas
+18 0 - 0   E 292 286 - 578
25
27 Oregon
+21 0 - 0   E 284 297 - 581
26
20 Texas A&M
+24 0 - 0   E 296 288 - 584
27
18 Florida State
+27 0 - 0   E 286 301 - 587
28
35 Kennesaw State
+28 0 - 0   E 294 294 - 588
29
22 Southern California
+34 0 - 0   E 296 298 - 594
30
10 Virginia Tech
+35 0 - 0   E 294 301 - 595

player rounds thru
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round
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-1 -1 F
+5 E F
+2 +7 F
-2 +5 F
-4 +1 F
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